Peace Bus Media Release: July 4th 2012 A professional SAS killer of too many seasons gets killed in Afghanistan and PM Gillard goes on Tv dressed in widow weeds to claim the nation is mourning for his death.
"More Gillard lies!" is the response of Graeme Dunstan, organiser of the Independence from the USA Day Speak Out at the gates of Robertson Barracks, home of 1st Brigade and also (temporarily) Fox company of the US Marine Corps.
TODAY 12.30 - 2 pm Robertson Barracks
Thorngate Road, Holtze, Darwin
"It would be closer to the truth to say that the nation is appalled and angry by the ongoing waste of life and treasure being spent on this disastrous war into which we have been driven by the US/Australia military alliance," says Mr Dunstan.
Mr Dunstan, who is an active member of Stand Fast, the national association of veterans and ex service people against the wars, will have a lot more to say about the war, government lies and the toxic nature of the US/Australia alliance at the Speak Out.
An open mike affair, he is inviting others to come and have their say, particularly service people and ex service people.
Mr Dunstan is in Darwin to make visible and vocal community dissent to the establishment of a Marine Base. Over $3000 was raised in a web based appeal to support his Mission to Darwin.
He regrets that his announced intention to attend the Darwin Press Club address by US Marine commander Lt Colonel Matt Puglisi last night caused the cancellation of the event.
"I was eager to hear what the Colonel was going to say and to observe how bold or how craven the local media folk would become in his presence,"
Graeme Dunstan, Peacebus.com